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The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)

Documentary depicting day to day life in Angola Prison mostly from an inmate's perspective. Interviews are with several inmates including one with a life sentence who is about to die.

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Bob Harris (investigative reports)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Bernard Addison ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Burl Cain Burl Cain ... Himself (Angola Warden)
George Crawford George Crawford ... Himself
Wilbert Rideau Wilbert Rideau ... Himself
Vincent Simmons Vincent Simmons ... Himself
Eugene 'Bishop' Tannehill Eugene 'Bishop' Tannehill ... Himself
Logan 'Bones' Theriot Logan 'Bones' Theriot ... Himself
Ashanti Witherspoon Ashanti Witherspoon ... Himself
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Documentary depicting day to day life in Angola Prison mostly from an inmate's perspective. Interviews are with several inmates including one with a life sentence who is about to die.

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Enter the gateway to hell and meet the men who call it home.

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Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Investigative Reports: The Farm - Life Inside Angola Prison See more »

Filming Locations:

Angola, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Trivia

Eugene 'Bishop' Tannehill was finally released from prison in August 2007 after then-Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco commuted his life sentence. See more »

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Followed by The Farm: 10 Down (2009) See more »

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Gripping documentary detailing the lives of six prisoners
19 March 1999 | by hampton70See all my reviews

The Farm is easily the best documentary I have seen this year. It takes you on an inside look into the lives of six inmates at Angola State Prison. Ironically Angola was a slave plantation, it now is a maximum security prison. Not like other prison documentaries that I've seen. No preachiness.

Just Powerful unintrusive film making. Check this out. It's worth it.


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